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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 20

Obeying the speed-limit

    (1)     A driver of a vehicle other than a heavy vehicle must not drive at a speed which exceeds the speed-limit applying to the driver for the length of road where the driver is driving by less than 35 kilometres per hour.

Penalty:         In the case of a natural person, 10 penalty units;

    In the case of a body corporate, 120 penalty units.

    (2)     A driver of a vehicle other than a heavy vehicle must not drive at a speed which exceeds the speed-limit applying to the driver for the length of road where the driver is driving by 35 kilometres per hour or more but less than 45 kilometres per hour.

Penalty:         In the case of a natural person, 15 penalty units;

        In the case of a body corporate, 120 penalty units.

    (3)     A driver of a vehicle other than a heavy vehicle must not drive at a speed which exceeds the speed-limit applying to the driver for the length of road where the driver is driving by 45 kilometres per hour or more.

Penalty:         In the case of a natural person, 20 penalty units;

            In the case of a body corporate, 120 penalty units.

    (4)     A driver of a heavy vehicle must not drive at a speed which exceeds the speed-limit applying to the driver for the length of road where the driver is driving by less than 35 kilometres per hour.

Penalty:         In the case of a natural person, 20 penalty units;

        In the case of a body corporate, 120 penalty units.

Notes

1     A body corporate may be guilty of the offence by force of section 84BC of the Road Safety Act 1986 .

2     For drivers of heavy vehicles who exceed the speed-limit by 35 kilometres per hour or more, see section 65B of the  Road Safety Act 1986 .

    (5)     For the purposes of this rule, a "heavy vehicle" includes a motor vehicle (other than a bus) that has a GCM greater than 14·5 tonnes.

Notes

1     The Road Rules about speed-limits are as follows—

    •     rule 21—speed-limit where a speed-limit sign applies;

    •     rule 22—speed-limit in a speed-limited area;

    •     rule 24—speed-limit in a shared zone;

    •     rule 25—speed-limit elsewhere.

2     Road includes a road related area—see rule 11(2).

3     "Length" of road includes a marked lane, a part of a marked lane, or another part of a length of road—see the definition in the dictionary.

4     Part 20, Division 2 deals with the way in which a traffic sign applies to a length of road. Part 20, Division 3 deals with the way in which the traffic sign applies to drivers driving on the length of road.

5     "Bus", GCM , heavy vehicle and motor vehicle are defined in the Road Safety Act 1986 .



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